Sunday, February 7, 2010

Socks on the Needles

Socks?  Why yes, I've got some socks on the needles.

The one below is the sock I work on when I'm watching TV.  All it needs is the final Kitchener stitch across the top, but I've been procrastinating.  Also, I have misplaced the scrap of paper I wrote the pattern on.  Not that I couldn't just write the pattern down again, but I know it's around here somewhere... The yarn is a lovely smooshy alpaca blend, which, according to the label, is from a local farm.

Now this one is stalled because the tip of one of my 1.5 needles broke off and I haven't had a chance to visit the LYS to buy a new set.  The yarn is from Knit Picks, called Essential kettle dyed. The color is ivy.  The pattern is one I've done before, called Primavera.  The leg looks very narrow, but it stretches out to a nice complicated looking rib pattern quite simple to knit. 

The ones below are Lorna's Laces in the Tuscany colorway.  The pattern is Simple Textured Socks.  All I need to do is that final Kitchener on the SECOND sock.  That's all.  I don't know why I procrastinate when it comes to doing that dreaded K stitch, but I do. 

And these are Roundabout socks knit in Tofutsies yarn.  You notice that I did manage to finish the first sock and I'm halfway down the cuff of the second.  Tofutsies, by the way, is a combination of wool, soysilk, cotton, and chitin (a fiber from crab and shrimp shells which is supposed to have natural antibacterial properties).  It comes in a variety of lively colors, knits up beautifully, and wears really well.  These socks are the ones I work on when I'm watching movies on the computer. 

And yes, I do have at least one more set of size 1 needles, so I could, if I wanted, start yet another pair. 

Sock knitting is such a pleasure.  Round and round you go, and before you know it,  you arrive at the tip of the toes and you're almost done.

BTW, my LYS printed the Kitchener stitch directions of their business cards.  I own several of them, but it still doesn't keep me from procrastinating.


Joanne said...

Great socks! I always have socks on the go too. ♥

Laurie said...

I have never tried knitting socks...a must for the "one day list". But they look beauiful and soft and will keep someones feet snuggly warm.

Marita said...

Thank you for the great links! I love yours socks and I am quite addicted myself on sock knitting :)
Nice gifts and nice TV-hobbie indeed.